Diabetes Blog Week-Diabetes Art

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Here is today’s topic:

This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!

I have never felt like I was too creative a person.  I do accounting after all.  But I think as I have gotten older my creative side is coming out.  I have started scrapbooking and I love it.  I did one of those art classes where you drink while you paint.  I have started to learn photography and now I take way too many photos of my dog.  I have even started to learn how to develop web sites which takes a lot more creativity than I ever realized.  At first I was not looking forward to today’s topic but then I got excited.  I started thinking of all sorts of different things I was going to do.  However, this blog week has taken a lot more time than I realized.  Not only have I been writing for dblog week but I have also been trying to read ever single post people have done because I really want to get the most out of this week.  Well on top of it being dblog week, I’m also heading to the beach, Nags Head, today with 24 friends so I am going to take the easy way out and post a photo that I took this week, unrelated to Diabetes Blog Week.  My hubby and I discovered this week that we have baby mockingbirds in our rose bush out back.  One photo I took was of the momma bird fending off a squirrel from getting to her babies.  I’m going to use this as an analogy of what my immune system (momma bird) did to my beta cells (squirrel) for my pancreas (baby birds).

Momma bird (immune system) attacking a squirrel (beta cells)

Momma bird (immune system) attacking a squirrel (beta cells)

If this topic comes up again next year for blog week, I’ll try to plan ahead with this one so I have something better.  But I won’t be feeling too guilty today because in a few hours I will have my feet in the sand :).

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